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ATM Level

The ATM configuration algorithm is based on configuration in AutoNet [18] and is comprised of two phases, monitoring and topology acquisition. The monitoring algorithm watches links for changes in up/down status. It incorporates a mechanism for damping oscillations between states which may be even more useful for a radio environment than for the fixed network environment for which is was designed. The topology aquisition phase propagates neighborhood information from each switch to a root node, which then distributes the result back to all nodes. A mechanism is included to handle recurrent topology changes. The latest change is given priority, thus earlier propagation phases die out, before the latest one ends.

Steve Bush
Sun Aug 25 17:29:09 CDT 1996